Help your father show his pride for the city of New Orleans with fleur de lis rings. Yellow 14-karat and 18-karat gold bands start at $650; white gold 14-karat and 18-karat bands start at $650; sterling silver rings start at $175 — from Symmetry Jewelers (8138 Hampson St., 861-9925; www.symmetry-jewelers.com).
Sure to be an instant hit with the eco-conscious or tech-savvy dad, this money clip, $18.95, and business card case, $36.95, are made of recycled circuit boards — from Love Joy Day Spa (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-1997; www.lovejoyspa.com).
Seersucker shorts are the perfect gift for a classic Southern gentleman. Ideal for hot, humid New Orleans summers, the lightweight shorts are designed to wick away moisture and will keep him cool and dry — $49 at Jos. A. Bank (230 Carondelet St., 528-9491; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 620-2265; 3320 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 835-1988; www.josbank.com).
For the dad who takes care of everybody else before himself, show your appreciation with a massage to help soothe his aching muscles and relax his mind. Prices start at $39 for first-time visitors to Massage Envy (701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0007; www.massageenvy.com).
The outdoorsy dad will put these adventure-lover's essentials to good use: a pocket-size collapsible mini lantern, $32.95; a stainless-steel bottle, $27.95 and a Vario water filter, $94.99 — all from Massey's (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0292; 816 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 985-809-7544; 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com).
For the man who will pamper himself when prodded, a bottle of Cuccio Naturale all-in-one top/base coat with organic horsetail for his nails, $7.95, is a perfect companion piece to a gift certificate for the 30-minute Sportsman's Paradise manicure, $25, and the 45-minute Sportsman's Paradise Pedicure, $40, at My Spa By the Park (6312 Argonne Blvd., 482-2219; www.myspabythepark.com).
Your cufflink-collecting workhorse of a father will make an impression at important meetings with these sterling-silver cufflinks with micro-faceted semi-precious stones from Dominique Giordano's Geode collection available in apatite, peridot, garnet, iolite and 18-karat gold — $260 at Dominique Giordano (5420 Magazine St., 895-3909; www.dgiordano.com).
A fashion-forward father will sport these titanium bracelets in style. The 14-karat titanium bracelet features black cable cord at the center for a unique design, $480, while the slotted link chain bracelet offers a simple yet sleek polished finish — $195 at Wellington (505 Royal St., 525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).
These bottle openers/magnets make great conversation starters when Dad has friends over to watch the big game. Choose the alligator or bathing beauty in antique nickel silver or 24-karat gold-plated finish — $36 each at Judy's at the Rink (The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 891-7018).
Great for the casual dad, tennis players and golfers, these signature polo shirts by Lacoste are staples for his weekend wardrobe — $79.50 at Porter Stevens (Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-3771).
For the father who appreciates the luxury of a close barbershop shave in the comfort of his own home, these products from eShave deliver all the essentials: a five-blade luxury razor, $86.95; shaving brush, $55.95; shave cream, $20.95; aftershave, $22.95; and shave oil, $19.95 — all from Earthsavers (Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).
If he's a fan of architecture and design, he'll appreciate the Shenandoah watch by architect Michael Graves. The watch was inspired by Graves' design of the Shenandoah Museum and features a brick red face, polished hands with matte tips, and raised indices — $110 at Duke Morgan (3607 Magazine St., 309-9394; www.dukemorgan.biz).